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Standley Chasm
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Standley Chasm

Standley Chasm – Angkerle Atwatye

Standley Chasm Angkerle Atwatye is a breathtaking marvel of Central Australia, where striking geological formations meet deep cultural significance.

Situated in the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, it's nestled in a private flora and fauna reserve managed by the Local Arrernte Aboriginal people. This attraction is more than just a natural wonder; it's a testament to the enduring legacy of the Arrernte Aboriginal people.

Walking access to the dramatic 80m sheer rockface of the chasm is along a well-maintained trail (1.2km/15 minutes each way), following the natural creek bed with seating and interpretative signage.

Angkerle Atwatye “the Gap of Water” is a striking geological formation that has significant botanical, birdwatching & wildlife photography appeal. It’s an important cultural site for Arrernte people, and now provides a backdrop for authentic cross-cultural presentations, bush tucker tours, art workshop / tours.

Café: Indulge in freshly brewed barista coffees, homemade scones, delicious burgers, egg benny, and refreshing ice creams. Take advantage of free picnic tables, BBQ facilities, and convenient access to toilets.

• Group Catering: Arrange for group catering services, with ample coach parking available for hassle-free visits.

• Souvenir Shop: Browse through a selection of hand-painted Aboriginal crafts, including boomerangs, crafted onsite and offered at workshop prices.

• Campsites: Choose from various campsites tailored for walkers, groups, and RV travellers.

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    Opening times

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    Entry cost

    • Indicative Prices tickets from $1.00 to $12.00
      Adult $12 Concession $10 (Seniors/Students/NT Residents) Alice Springs Locals $1 - only with ID Overnight Camping+ Multiple Access to Chasm $25.50 per person
    • Child tickets from $5 to $7
      children included in Family ticket 2A +2C $30


    • Barbeque
    • Cafe
    • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Conference/Convention Facilities
    • Enquiry Desk
    • Family Friendly
    • Food and Refreshments
    • Kiosk
    • Lawn / Gardens
    • Lookouts
    • Non Smoking
    • Parents Room
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
    • Shop / Gift Shop
    • Showers
    • Broadband Internet Access
    • Free Wifi


    Disabled access available, contact operator for details.


    • COVID Clean Practicing Business
    • ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp
    • COVID Safe
    • Quality Tourism Accreditation
    • Savannah Guides
    • Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation
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